Aid for Trade and Development Results

A Management Framework

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This study presents a tool to help design logical frameworks for results-based management of aid for trade. What are donors and partner countries trying to achieve?  Three different levels of possible objectives (i.e. direct, intermediate and final) are explored. Trade is treated as an intermediate objective, serving as a transmission mechanism, with an increase in the value for trade as the final objective. Six case studies - Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Rwanda, Solomon Islands and Viet Nam - provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges involved in introducing a tool for managing results in an agenda that covers a broad area of interventions that are aimed at building trade-related supply side capacities.


Towards new aid-for-trade targets?

The task of identifying a menu of aid-for-trade targets and indicators has become even more complex in recent years. The desired outcomes for aid for trade have changed since the launch of the Initiative in 2005 and the creation of the Task Force in 2006; however, these changes do not yet seem to have been fully reflected in aid-for-trade monitoring and evaluation practice, and objectives assigned to aid for trade should be reviewed accordingly. In particular the growth of global value chains has increased the interconnectedness of economies and led to a growing specialisation in specific activities and stages in value chains rather than in entire industries.


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